So the company I work for has an affiliate studio relationship with a local Ottawa-based studio barre business called iNSiDE Out. After over a year of hearing all about studio barre and how much everyone liked it, I figured I’d give it a shot.
Being a competitive dancer growing up, I competed my entire life in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, modern, contemporary, and much more. I was always curious about studio barre but wasn’t sure if I would either love it because of it’s roots in dance or hate it because it would be too far removed from dancing.
Bottom line, I went to a class at iNSiDE Out and loved it. The studio is bright, spacious, modern, and clean. And the instructors and staff are friendly and so accommodating. The class targeted many major body muscle groups, specifically core and obliques, triceps, and glutes. As an avid weight trainer, I often struggle with targeting my glutes specifically. I’m always looking for new ways to target my glutes without exhausting my quads or tweak my workouts to better target my glutes. Well, studio barre does the trick.
What is studio barre? Studio barre uses a traditional ballet barre as well as resistance bands and other small equipment to target the thighs, glutes, arms, and core. The exercises are low-impact and use small, slight movements that have a big impact on muscles. It really is incredible how simple the exercises are yet my glutes are so sore today! I will definitely be back.
What is your experience with studio barre? Would you ever try it?